SKIL was created by; is driven by; and is focused on persons with disabilities, their families, and communities. We provide Advocacy, Education, and Support with Customer Controlled services to break down and remove existing barriers and bridge social gaps to ensure and preserve Equality and Independence for all.

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
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Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax.
If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office.
When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.

 Thank You for your patience in these extraordinary times! 
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For Sale

Free DME items available

TILC has several recycled DME items looking for homes.  To view available items, go to:

If you cannot view the items, let me know and I will email you more details. Items available include: 3 pediatric wheelchairs, 2 pediatric gait trainers, an adult gait walker, several wheelchair tables and a bedside table that mounts to the bed frame. I will be attending the IL Summit and could transport some of these items for those of you outside of the Joplin area that may be attending the summit.  For more information on any of the individual items, contact Trac√© at 417-659-8086 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stephanie Brady

Director of Programs

The Independent Living Center, Inc

2639 E. 34th Street

Joplin, MO 64804


417-659-8702 (TTY)


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